Applicants should hold a PhD (or expect to obtain one by the time funding starts) and not be UK citizens and be working outside of the UK at the time of application. In addition, applicants should have no more than 7 years of active, full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application, discounting career breaks. Applicants should not have done their PhD at the institution they are applying to.
The opportunity covers the full range of subjects covered by the three funders, including engineering, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, pure/applied mathematics, human geography, astronomy and physics (see p2 of the scheme notes for full details).
The funding is to pay for their subsistence costs for a two-year full-time fellowship appointment (up to £24k/annum as a tax exempt stipend), up to £8k/annum for consumables, a one-off £2k relocation payment in year one, as well as a contribution to institutional overheads.
This is a highly competitive scheme, but if you know of a good quality candidate with an excellent research track record who is keen to work here, then it may be a good opportunity to apply for. The application deadline is 27th March 2018 at 3pm.
Newton Advanced Fellowships and Mobility Grants calls from British Academy and Royal Society are now live with a 16th September 2015 deadline.
The Advanced Fellowships enable early-mid career international researchers to develop their research strengths and capabilities through training, collaboration and visits with a partner in the UK. Countries covered are Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand (plus China for the Royal Society).
Both the British Academy and Royal Society are running this scheme so it covers most disciplinary areas. There are some differences in countries between the two funders – please check the links for further details and get in touch with us if you have any questions.
The Newton Mobility Grants provide support to international researchers to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers by providing funding towards travel, subsistence and research expenses for short visits. Countries covered are Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand. The British Academy currently has a call open to this scheme.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 February 2015.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD and should have no more than seven years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must be working outside the UK and not hold UK citizenship. For further information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the scheme notes.
The deadline is 26th Jan 2015 and collaborations must start between 1st March 2015 and 31st March 2015. Funding is provided at a flat rate of £2,000/month regardless of which direction the visits are in. Projects should be between 3 and 12 months in duration.
Successful projects should focus on an engineering research challenge that will enhance social welfare or economic development in the selected partner country anddemonstrate a tangible benefit to the Partner Country by enhancing its capacity to carry out excellent research in engineering.
RAEng counts a broad range of disciplines as ‘engineering‘ for the purposes of this call, including biotechnology, petrochemicals, offshore engineering, geotechnics, water resources, building services, telecommunications, optics, lasers, information technology, energy conservation, manufacturing, applied mechanics and materials.
A larger call for collaborations with all Newton Partner Countries (Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam) will open up early this year. Please contact your Faculty RFPM as soon as possible if you are interested in applying to this call.
Newton institutional links supports the development of research and innovation collaborations between the UK and partner country institutions (Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines and Vietnam) at the group, departmental or institutional level, as well as the commercial and non-profit sector.
Each proposal must have one principal applicant from the UK and one from the partner country and both PIs have to be leading or established researchers, based at a non-profit higher education institution, publically-funded research institution or a catapult centre.
Grants are between £30,000 and £300,000 over two years